The Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus have announced that the task force is making efforts to track down about 4,370 People who have had contact with people who have tested positive for coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who is a member of the taskforce, during a press briefing on Thursday.
Lai Mohammed said;
“We have 4,370 people of interest whom we are tracing. We urge those who have had contact with suspected cases to immediately report to the authorities.
“We urge Nigerians to support the authorities in this regard. We are on the verge of reaching the level of community spread.
“We must stop this immediately or we will record exponential cases in the days ahead. There is no better way to say this,” Mr Mohammed said.
He also lauded the decision of at least five domestic airlines – Air Peace, Aero, Azman, Dana and Arik – to suspend their flight operations.
“Some of the airlines have also announced one form of support or another for the government’s efforts to tackle the pandemic.
“This is very commendable. We are aware of more private sector support to the FG and will be announcing this after full compilation.
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“We seek the support and cooperation of more capable individuals and organizations in order to defeat this pandemic,” Mohammed added.